I'm letting my secret bait out...

Discussion in 'Catfishing Baits' started by baptistpreach, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    I struggled about whether to tell others about this or not:embarassed:, because my second time trying it, I caught the fish in my avatar, and I had found a recipe that I had not heard of heretofore, but if it helps someone else out, I am happy to share it. This is great because it will be available even if you have a hard time catching bait, its ready when you are, and you get a great meal in the process!

    My wife bought boneless pork chops that were wrapped in bacon (like filet mignon), but all you have to do is cook them with bacon, have dinner and enjoy, but when you are done, cut the leftovers into whatever bait size pieces you want, refrigerate the leftovers, and let them sit for a couple of weeks (ziplock bag). When you are ready, grap the bag and hook a piece, and cast and wait. The grease from the bacon and the pork makes the scent disperse quickly (IMO) and catfish love it. Another benefit, is that the bait stays on the hook very very well, in fact you could save your pieces if nothing bites.
    I like to make sure there is a bit of bacon in the piece, but it works bc it has the grease!
    Enjoy!:wink:
     
  2. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    will have to try that, afterall i love pork chops if i dont catch ne thing i have a pit on the boat!!!
     

  3. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    Good info. I bet the Channels would love it.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the idea. There is a problem around my house there is never any chops or bacon left to use as bait.:smile2:
     
  5. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    :smile2: :smile2: :smile2: I know that feeling Mickey, and it doesn't matter how many/much gets cooked up either :smile2: round here any way!

    Sitll a nice idea tho
     
  6. tomflatcat

    tomflatcat New Member

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    Sounds like a good idea. I'll try it.
     
  7. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    I used porkchops that were the thickness of a steak. They actually came with bacon wrapped around them. Just look for thicker pork!
     
  8. CNTRYBOY

    CNTRYBOY New Member

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    I would try that too, but like some others said, there aren't any left for bait around here! I love pork chops and would just as soon have the chops and find another source for my catfish bait. but, will give it a shot if i do have any leftovers!!!
     
  9. catgetter1

    catgetter1 New Member

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    What's leftovers???????:confused2::confused2::eek:oooh::confused2::confused2:
     
  10. Bacardipr05

    Bacardipr05 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing the information brother Baptist. As others had said I don't think they would be any left overs man that sounds delicious. HmmmmmmmmmmAHHH
     
  11. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Leftovers! What is that? :confused2: Thanks for sharing the information with us. Now I just need to figure out this thing you call leftovers.:smile2:
     
  12. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    You also might want to try using salt pork. It's not all that expensive and stays on the hook very well. My biggest using it as bait was a 16 1/2# blue.
     
  13. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    thanks for tha idea man:wink:.also i have found that beef tips like tha kind u use in beef stew work great as well.we dont use them mutch because they are so expensive and taste so good its almost ashame to use them.lol
     
  14. countrycat15

    countrycat15 New Member

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    is that what we call fat back?if so i love that stuff but will try it thanks:cool2:
     
  15. jerryb

    jerryb New Member

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    I'm wondering... what if you soaked something like chicken (or some other meat) in bacon grease? Would that work as well? Might be something to try...

    Reason I ask is cuz we, like everyone else, RARELY have leftovers - but I can save the grease! :wink:
     
  16. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Sounds like those fish are gonna' be eatin' better than I do. Come to think about it--so does my dog.
     
  17. colten

    colten Member

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    I usually will batter and fry my pork chops. Do you? Or do you just pan fry them?
     
  18. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    hey I have idea try marinating your chops in Italian dressing all night very good eating and grill them delicious :wink:
     
  19. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    I'm with ya there. In fact, it got me to thinking, what about just adding some bacon grease to some DK's or other pre-made stink bait?
     
  20. baptistpreach

    baptistpreach New Member

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    What I used was cooked in the skillet, but I think the grease is what made it effective. BUT, the catfish didn't tell me what was his favorite part. I do think adding grease is a great idea I haven't heard much about though!